Ken Oswald is a game and comics retailer in Alabama, who'll be giving an ambitious introduction to role-playing later this summer, He contacted me for sort of a brainstorm, let's compare notes session. The question is, how might a non-role-playing, or sorta-semi, heard-about-it audience be best oriented? Without manipulating toward specific products, and without falling back on the familiar hobby framing-terms.
I've already snipped out the bit about le mon mouri into its own post, and had thought to do similarly with the rest, but then went with it as a unit. There are three distinct parts, but the transition for each is so smooth that I couldn't take the time to massage two new introductions in there.
At a couple of points, we are most frank concerning some aspects or sectors of hobby gaming culture. I was a little reluctant to post it! Ken was fearless, though, "let the chips fall where they may," so here we go.
Ken's store: Excelsior Games & Comics